The ScanEagle UAS provided vital information to firefighters working against the Camp Fire in California, according to Boeing subsidiary, Insitu.
The firm deployed its ScanEagle UAS alongside the TacitView and Cataline software payload to gather information to assist the firefighters in their efforts.
The ScanEagle’s camera data and software generated daily operational maps and full motion video detailing the fire’s movement in order to make life easier for men on the ground.
Insitu president and CEO, Esina Alic, said: “Our hearts go out to all of those affected by the terrible Camp Fire tragedy. We are honoured to have had the opportunity to help with fire suppression efforts using our ScanEagle and INEXA suite of information and analytics tools.”
She added: “We witnessed the hard work, dedication and sacrifices made by those fighting the Camp Fire. We are proud to have had the opportunity to stand with these courageous people and play a part in helping to suppress this devastating fire.”